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It also implies that a final public release of Oracle JDK 6 will be coming in February 2013.   
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Friday, August 10, 2012 According to a blog posted by Henrik Stahl, Oracle's senior director of Product Management, the company has added life to Java 6 by extending its retirement date to February 2013, which was originally planned for July 2012. This means Java 7 will still need some more time to come. Oracle had previously pushed back the end-of-life date for supplying updates to Java 6 to November 2012.

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It also implies that a final public release of Oracle JDK 6 will be coming in February 2013. Users will either need a JDK or Java SE support contract through My Oracle Support for getting further updates. The Java Archive also has the previous versions of Java 6, but Oracle doesn't recommend the use of these version for production.

According to The H Online report, “Oracle is in the process of trying to establish a "two year cadence" for major Java releases and is planning to work to rules which will see support of Java SE releases until three years after a major release, one year after a subsequent major release or six months after a subsequent major release has been made the default JRE.”

Debashis Sarkar, EFYTIMES News Network


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